I’ve been feeling lately that I’m not “living up to my full potential”. I’ve heard this phrase my whole life. It’s a family/societal expectation. Yes, I know I’m trying to stop feeling like I need to live up to (what I perceive as) family/societal expectations! But, I've been seeing this phrase a lot lately and … Continue reading Living Up to Your Full Potential?
I’m very excited to be doing a guest post over with Rebecca on Baby Boomster. My post is a look back at my retirement transition, touting my book of course, with a list of the top 10 things I’ve learned in transitioning to my post-work life. I'm thrilled to be getting bigger exposure for the … Continue reading Guest Post Link – Transition Insights & Book “Promotion”
With the dog-days-of-summer upon us, I’m taking a slightly different approach with this week’s post. I found a lot of inspirational reading this month on other folk’s blog posts. Here’s a random set of the thoughts this generated for me: I need to try Podcasts! Jennifer at Next Phase fitness (link here) gave me some … Continue reading End of the Month Musings
It’s hard to believe I just passed the 4th anniversary of this blog. I actually told someone it was the third… and then checked. Nope, I’ve been writing for 4 years! I started when I was “knee-deep” in my own retirement transition, still trying to figure out a vision, a plan, an identity, a new … Continue reading My Blog Anniversary – A long look back
As I approached my birthday, it was another event that reminds me to pause and look at how I’m living. My retirement life vision has me “living a healthy lifestyle”. Recently I told someone that I knew of a couple whose life vision was “50% fitness and 50% fun” and they reacted, “How could someone … Continue reading A Wellness Checkup
We live in a culture where “Being Busy” is glorified. But, it’s not really being… it’s doing and doing more. Doing more is perceived as being productive and worthy. A badge of honor - I’m important, so of course I’m busy! Try telling someone you’re Not Busy and watch his or her reaction. Obviously something … Continue reading Living Un-Busy?
It’s been said, whether true or not, that it takes 10,000 times to master a new skill. So practice, practice, practice is the key. I’m trying to master new thought patterns/new beliefs in order to modify my (often negative) conditioned responses. Active awareness is the first step. I’m a Thinker. I probably think too much … Continue reading Changing Conditioned Responses